Kelsey Nistel, TSM

Nearly 500 runners and walkers took part in the 17th Annual Father’s Day 5K in Downtown Fort Collins on Sunday. I had the opportunity and pleasure to act as the MC for the event. The race was a benefit for Adaptive Recreation Programs and reduced or no-fee youth programs for the City of Fort Collins.

The male winner was Paul Petersen and the female winner was Abby Depperschmidt.

The Father’s Day 5K also offered a team registration for fathers to compete along-side their son or daughter. Awards were also given out in the wheelchair division.  Complete results are available at

Kelsey Nistel, TSM


The top overall Wheelchair Division:

  • 1st: Bradley Ray: 12m 49s
  • 2nd: Katja Stokley: 19m 35s
  • 3rd: Martin Dawson: 20m 28s

The top 3 placers in the Men’s Overall:

  • 1st: Paul Petersen: 15m 36s
  • 2nd: Cody Jones: 17m 25s
  • 3rd: Aaron Bonenberger: 17m 34s

The top 3 placers in the Women’s Overall:

  • 1st: Abby Depperschmidt: 18m 27s
  • 2nd: Laura Griffin: 19m 10s
  • 3rd: Nikole Johns: 19m 49s

Father/Son teams 60 & Under (Combined Ages)

  • 1st: Jason Jones and Cody Jones
  • 2nd: Wayne Thompson and Timmy Thompson
  • 3rd: Curt Worlund and Lars Worlund

61-74  (Combined Ages)

  • 1st: Aaron Bonenberger and Michael Bonenberger
  • 2nd: Riley Murray and John Murray
  • 3rd: Chris Cathcart and Steve Cathcart

75 & Older  (Combined Ages)

  • 1st: Jim Hunter and Chris Hunter
  • 2nd: Nick Winden and Mel Winden
  • 3rd: Mitch Tancik and DL Tancik

 Top 3 placers in the Father/Daughter teams 60 & Under (Combined Ages)

  • 1st: Steve Schlepp and Julia Schlepp
  • 2nd: Ryan Andersen and Katie Andersen
  • 3rd: Jeff Visconti and Janessa Visconti

61-74  (Combined Ages)

  • 1st: Mark Doner and Kacey Doner
  • 2nd: Craig Nagel and Kaitlyn Nagel
  • 3rd: Bill House and Natalie House

75 & Older  (Combined Ages)

  • 1st: Angelo Aragon and Monica Aragon
  • 2nd: Dan Tancik and Taylor Tancik
  • 3rd: Gene Cramer and Becky Cramer